By Belinda Kong
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and English
An exciting analysis of the myriad literary effects of Tiananmen, Tiananmen Fictions Outside the Square is the first full-length study of fictions related to the 1989 movement and massacre. Belinda Kong spotlights key texts -- Gao Xingjian's Taowang, Ha Jin's The Crazed, Annie Wang's Lili, and Ma Jian's Beijing Coma -- written and published about the massacre from abroad. Their outsider/distanced perspectives inform their work and reveal how diaspora writers continually reimagine Tiananmen's relevance to the post-1989 world at large.
-From the back cover.